Watching videos on YouTube is an awesome experience. Whether you’re there for education or entertainment, the reality is there’s a lot of long-form content on the service, much of which you won’t finish in a single sitting.
I’m not sure exactly when Google introduced this new feature, but it’s definitely appreciated. If you’re watching a YouTube video and get interrupted, you can simply close the window, then come back to it later and the video will resume from where you left off.
I noticed it first during the latest Windows Weekly episode, then again during this Verge interview with Ashton Kutcher. The feature works great. Previously the best option users had was to like the video, then log back in and visit your likes, and skip through the video to where you left. A timely and imprecise way of resuming.